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Mbongwana Star, whose debut full-length album, From Kinshasa, was released last month via World Circuit, is featured on PRI's The World. "The music from the Congolese band Mbongwana Star sounds like nothing else," says host Marco Werman. You can hear why in his interview with the album's Irish-born Parisian producer, Doctor L, here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News RadioArtist NewsThursday, June 11, 2015|1 comments
The Staves recently stopped by the WFUV studios in New York City to perform a live session of songs from their new album, If I Was, and talk with host Russ Borris about their music. You can watch their performances of "Steady" and "Black & White" here and listen to the complete session on WFUV. "The sisters are incredible performers with unmatched harmonies," Borris exclaims. "The trio’s new album, If I Was, produced by Justin Vernon, is a stunning piece of work ... The Staves brought those incredible harmonies to Studio A for an amazing session." He concludes: "Hands down, this is one of my favorite sessions of the year."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radio VideoArtist News
Olivia Chaney, who is currently touring North America with music from her debut album, The Longest River, will return to the States this September for a few dates as special guest of The Decemberists: Iroquois Amphitheater in Louisville, Murat Theatre at Old National Centre in Indianapolis, and Overture Hall in Madison. Tickets are on sale now. The current tour continues with stops in Toronto, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison and more in the coming days, culminating at Joe's Pub in New York City on June 25. She performs at the Glastonbury Festival on June 28.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist News
The Staves have unveiled the official music video for "Teeth White," a song off their Nonesuch debut album, If I Was. The video, which was filmed in Paris by the team at La Blogothèque, premiered via Q magazine, where it's Track of the Day. You can watch it here. The group performs at Justin Vernon's Eaux Claires Music Festival in Wisconsin in July.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoArtist News
Devendra Banhart has released a collection of drawings, paintings, and mixed media pieces entitled I Left My Noodle on Ramen Street. The book, published by Prestel, features a cross-section of his work from the last decade along with Banhart’s own commentary and musings as well as photographs and other ephemera; texts by Beck, art dealer Jeffrey Deitch, and curator Diego Cortez; and a conversation with Adam Green. Banhart celebrates the publication of the book with events at the Strand in New York City on Thursday, June 25, and at LACMA in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 28.